October 29, 2004

You're just gonna so want one.

iPod photo

I went to the Apple store tonight to play with the new iPods. I had thought that Apple had gone too crazy in the colorization and saturation of everything with the iPod Photo but it doesn’t look so bad in real life. It’s insane how quickly you can scroll through photos both in the wee and not-so-wee modes. The best part is the pretty new 2-inch displays with the the Lucida Grande (Myriad?) and the brightness. I can’t deny it…

I’ve got a fever, and the only prescription… is more iPod.

But I’ll resist for the time being. The 3G is chugging along just fine, I don’t really need to have my photos with me at all times, and I’m kinda put off by the fact that you can’t just hook your iPod up to your camera. Doesn’t that seem sorta critical? You’re away from your desk for a couple days, you run out of space on your 512 MB flash card, you whip out your iPod and USB-to-Dock connector cable, your photos pile up in an “On-The-Go” photo album, you wipe your flash card and keep right on shooting. (I’m aware you can sort-of do this now with the Belkin gizmo but it’s not really the same.)

Nevertheless I expect Apple to sell bazillions of these sexy little bastards over the course of the next fiscal quarter. Five million in ‘05! Go now! Don’t wait! Buy, buy, BUY!